The Editorial Board

The Editorial Board is the official voice of the Emory Wheel and is editorially separate from the Wheel's board of editors.

First-Years, Don’t Send Us Home

As the second week of the fall semester draws to a close, student adherence to the Community Compact has proven haphazard at best. Emory’s COVID-19 incidence is a testament to that failure; since Aug. 1, 39 community members have tested positive. Students have congregated in massive numbers, often indoors — multiple resident advisors (RA) have reported [...]

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University, Wheel Must Address Internal Racism

On May 25, something snapped in the American psyche. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people nationwide have united in response to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While some responded with looting and rioting, a vast majority have practiced courageous nonviolence and peaceful protest in the face of police brutality and [...]

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Kemp’s Reopening Endangers Georgians, Undermines Progress

On April 20, Georgia reported 85 deaths from COVID-19, the state’s highest single-day total since the pandemic began. Yet on the very same day, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that he would allow some nonessential businesses to reopen statewide. These include places where social distancing is impossible, such as gyms, salons and tattoo parlors. Opening [...]

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Online or In-Person? Fall 2020 Warrants Careful Consideration

As an unprecedented spring semester ends, an uncertain fall semester looms. COVID-19’s rampage continues without a clear end in sight; consequently, universities nationwide have begun to face a gut-wrenching choice between offering online or in-person classes in the fall. Emory is no different. Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Jan Love recently [...]

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